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When my brother gets home

by Lichtenheld, Tom,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB LICHT FAMILY
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Preschool Children's Picture Books
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Juvenile New Book E Lic
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile New Book
Call Number  E Lic
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Lich
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J PIC Lich
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P LIC
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  P LIC
Northern Tier Regional Library New Book J PB LICHT
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  New Book
Call Number  J PB LICHT
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK LICHTENHELD
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC LICHTENHELD
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E LIC FAMILY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  E LIC FAMILY
★ "[An] endearing tribute to sibling interactions and affection."-- Kirkus , STARRED review
From the New York Times best-selling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Stick and Stone comes a sweetly humorous celebration of the love between siblings and the power of imagination.

In this warm, funny story from beloved creator Tom Lichtenheld, a younger sister impatiently awaits her older brother's return from school. As his bus draws closer, she imagines all the fantastical adventures that await them. From climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in the playground to building a cardboard castle, every adventure, large or small, is more fun . . . when my brother gets home .

Siblings of all sorts will cherish this imaginative reminder that the greatest thrill of all is simply being with the people we love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With great charm and sweet, lighthearted moments, Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, 2011) offers an affectionate portrayal of a brother-sister relationship. While her older brother is at school, a little girl pictures the exciting activities they can do outside once he returns. "We'll have afternoon snacks," she says as she imagines her brother carrying a food tray, piled high, "for the entire kingdom!" (Their cat and dog don crowns for a tea party.) Then, perhaps they'll "climb Mount Kilimanjaro" (they scale a slide); build castles (of boxes); or pilot a jet (on lawn chairs facing a fan). When he arrives home, her delight in seeing him is mutual. Cheerful, animated watercolor-and-pencil illustrations echo and extend the girl's upbeat narrative, juxtaposing her waiting (with the refrain, "When my brother gets home") with her enthusiastically depicted possibilities; interspersed childlike renderings of a school bus progressively getting closer add a sense of anticipation. While it highlights one duo, this also universally conveys the joys of creative play, which is made more meaningful when shared with someone special."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As a ponytailed child waits on the sidewalk in front of her home with her dog and cat, she imagines all the wonderful things she'll do with her brother when he gets home from school. On the agenda: a backyard tea party, a "comic book convention" in their tree house (the siblings are shown as silhouettes through gold-hued leaves), the construction of a massive cardboard box castle, and much more. Lichtenheld (Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish) uses a recurring two-spread structure to build momentum: the girl addresses the reader from her sidewalk perch ("When my brother gets home..."), while the opposite page shows a crayoned picture of his bus journey. The second spread offers an exuberant imagining of the hoped-for activity, cartooned in pencil, watercolor, and colored pencil. Readers with cranky older siblings may keep waiting for the hammer to drop, but it never does: "MY BROTHER'S HOME!" shouts the girl on his arrival, and as the pair walks away from the reader, the boy asks, "So what do you want to do?" It's a touching story of anticipation rewarded and unalloyed affection reciprocated. Ages 4--7. Agent: Amy Rennert, the Amy Rennert Agency. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2020
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781328498052
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